Institute of Graduate Studies

Medical Physiology

1. About the Program

The aim of the MSc program in Medical Physiology is to educate a scientist who possesses certain knowledge and skill in the field of medical physiology, has the ability to conduct scientific research, access to information, evaluate and interpret information, and possesses the ethical and social qualities of the universal scientist. In addition to lectures, seminars and practical studies, the student also prepares a thesis. Duration of the education is 4 semesters (2 years); the first two semesters are the lecture’s semester and the next two semesters are the thesis period.

The studies mainly are on exercise physiology, aging, endocrine system physiology, electrophysiology, neurophysiology, blood physiology and cardiovascular system physiology are conducted in our department.

Aim

The aim of this course is to educate medical physiology specialist with the knowledge of general medical physiology, literature knowledge and laboratory skills related to at least one research topic with ethical and social qualities of the universal scientist.

Objective

•          Sufficient knowledge in the field of medical physiology and other basic medical sciences to support physiology knowledge,

•          Current literature on research topics,

•          Ability to follow developments in medical physiology and research,

•          Knowledge on laboratory safety and research ethics,

•          Ability to use basic laboratory devices and special devices related to the subject,

•          Giving the ability to make presentations and transfer information.

•          Education language is Turkish.

2. Admission Requirements

The students who will apply to the Medical Physiology Master's Program will be required to provide admission requirements of Istanbul Medeniyet University Institute of Graduate Sciences and have a bachelor's degree at least one of the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, School of Nursing, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Genetic Engineering, Molecular Biology, Department of Genetics. According to the minimum conditions determined by the Istanbul Medeniyet University Graduate Regulation, scores of ALES and Foreign Language in the application conditions announced each semester are required. 50% of the ALES scores, 20% of the undergraduate grade point averages and 30% of the scientific interview are evaluated.

3. Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this programme, our graduates will:

1. have sufficient basic knowledge in medical physiology and other basic medical sciences that support physiology knowledge and evaluate, develope this information with a critical approach.

2. have the current literature knowledge about interested field, develop professional knowledge and skills continuously, adopt and applie lifelong learning principles.

3. plan research about the field,manage this research independently and / or as a team, have knowledge about statistics, use the necessary software properly, propose solutions to problems

4. know the importance of communication with other related sciences, use their knowledge and problem solving skills in interdisciplinary studies.

5. write the report of the research have done / publishe in national and / or international refereed journals and present them in scientific meetings

6. use information and communication technologies at the level required by about interested field.

7. have information about laboratory safety and research ethics, observe these values in data collection, interpretation and announcement stages.

8. have knowledge and ability to use about basic laboratory devices and special devices related to the subject.

9. have the ability of measuring and evaluating vital variables (blood pressure, pulse, ECG, nerve conduction velocity, basic pulmonary function tests) of the normal functions of the body in the laboratory.

10. have the ability to make presentations and to transfer information.

11. have communicate with national and international scientists in written, oral and visual communication,defend the original views in the discussion of the issues in field.

12. have the skill of criticism and self-criticism.

4. Curriculum

1. SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICE

CREDITS

ECTS

COMPULSORY/ELECTİVE

FİZ 501

Cell Physiology

2

2

3

7

C

FİZ 503

Muscle Physiology

2

2

3

7

C

FİZ 505

Scientific Research Techniques

3

-

3

7

C

FİZ 507

Blood Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 509

Respiratory Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 511

Excretory System Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 513

General Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 515

Literature Review Course

2

2

2

7

E

FİZ 517

Sensory Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 519

The Physiology of Excitable Cells

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 521

Basic Laboratory Techniques

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 523

Immune System Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

2. SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICE

CREDITS

ECTS

COMPULSORY/ELECTİVE

FİZ 560

Seminar

-

-

-

7

C

FİZ 502

Neurophysiology

2

2

3

7

C

FİZ 504

Heart and Circulatory Physiology

2

2

3

7

C

FİZ 506

Digestive Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 508

Endocrine Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 510

Intracellular Recording Techniques

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 512

Reproductive and Developmental Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 514

Experimental Animals and Application Methods

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 516

Exercise Physiology

2

2

3

7

E

FİZ 518

Physiopathology

2

2

3

7

E

3. SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICE

CREDITS

ECTS

COMPULSORY/ELECTİVE

FİZ 570

Specialty field courses

-

-

-

C

Thesis

-

-

-

C

30

4.SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORETICAL

PRACTICE

CREDITS

ECTS

COMPULSORY/ELECTİVE

FİZ 570

Specialty field courses

-

-

-

C

Thesis

-

-

-

C

30

5. Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the program, the students must have completed at least 120 ECTS credits, including at least 9 courses including a seminar and thesis which are not less than 60 ECTS in one academic year.

6. Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduates of the Master of Science (MSc) Program in Physiology  receive the title of Science Specialist upon completion of the program and may take part in the academic staff of the Physiology Departments of all universities or they can continue their academic life by continuing Doctoral programs. They also conduct health projects in the public or private sectors. In addition, they can continue their studies abroad in various universities or research units.

7. Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Güler ÖZTÜRK ( Head of Physiology)

Prof.Dr. Sadrettin PENÇE

Prof. Dr. Seyit ANKARALI

Assoc. Dr. Ferihan ÇETİN

Asistan Prof. Şule BULUR

8. Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Güler ÖZTÜRK 0216 280 2802